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Pathways To Teaching: African American Male Teens Explore Teaching As A Career, Margarita Bianco, Nancy Leech, Kara Mitchell Viesca May 2016

Pathways To Teaching: African American Male Teens Explore Teaching As A Career, Margarita Bianco, Nancy Leech, Kara Mitchell Viesca

Nancy Leech

The need for African American male teachers is clear; however their pathway to teaching is in disrepair. This article shares research findings and a description of a pre-collegiate course designed to encourage high school students of color, including African American males, to explore teaching. More specifically, drawing from survey and interview data, the researchers examine factors that influence 11th and 12th grade African American males' (N = 5) consideration of a teaching career and explore the impact of a pre-collegiate pathway to teaching program, The results of this mixed methods study expose the complexity of effective recruitment while also demonstrating how ...


Which Form Of Assessment Provides The Best Information About Student Performance In Chemistry Examinations?, Ross Hudson, David Treagust Dec 2012

Which Form Of Assessment Provides The Best Information About Student Performance In Chemistry Examinations?, Ross Hudson, David Treagust

Dr Ross Hudson

Background: This study developed from observations of apparent achievement differences between male and female chemistry performances in a state university entrance examination. Male students performed more strongly than female students, especially in higher scores. Apart from the gender of the students, two other important factors that might influence student performance were format of questions (short-answer or multiple-choice) and type of questions (recall or application). Purpose: The research question addressed in this study was: Is there a relationship between performance in state university entrance examinations in chemistry and school chemistry examinations and student gender, format of questions--multiple-choice or short-answer, and conceptual ...


Gender Differences In Chemistry Performance: What Is The Relationship Between Gender, Question Type And Question Content, Ross Hudson May 2012

Gender Differences In Chemistry Performance: What Is The Relationship Between Gender, Question Type And Question Content, Ross Hudson

Dr Ross Hudson

The role of gender in chemistry performance, and other subject areas in general, has precipitated a variety of studies that have generally shown that male students performed at higher levels compared female students, particularly in a the pure sciences of physics and chemistry (Beller & Gafni, 1991; Buccheri, Gurber & Bruhwiler, 2011; Hamilton, 1998; Hedges & Howell, 1995) Differences between the observed students’ performances on the Victorian Certificate of Education (Australia) examinations (VCE) supported the findings of previous research into gender performance. Students were performing differently on the two semester examinations (VCAA, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). Male students were performing at a significantly higher level than were ...


Spirituality And Academic Success: Perceptions Of Black Males In The Community College, J. Luke Wood Mar 2012

Spirituality And Academic Success: Perceptions Of Black Males In The Community College, J. Luke Wood

J. Luke Wood

This article presents findings from a qualitative study of academic success factors affecting African American male students in the community college. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 28 African American male students at a Southwestern community college. Findings illustrated that spirituality was a positive factor affecting academic success for some participants. Students responses indicated several ways in which their academic success was supported: (1) spirituality served as a confidant, an entity with whom students could dialogue about issues; (2) spirituality served as inspiration for excellence, the pursuit of which was espoused as an important religious virtue; (3) spirituality provided life ...


Does Question Type, Content And Gender Influence Student Understanding As Demonstrated In An Entrance Examination?, Ross Hudson, David Treagust Mar 2011

Does Question Type, Content And Gender Influence Student Understanding As Demonstrated In An Entrance Examination?, Ross Hudson, David Treagust

Dr Ross Hudson

The research inquires into the effectiveness of the two predominant forms of questions that are used on the State University Entrance examination for chemistry. These are multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions. This research examines the style of question but also the content type examined (recall and application questions) along with gender differences. The research involved an analysis of previous State University Examinations as well as class trial testing students of both genders on tests designed by the researcher. Rasch analysis of the class trial data was performed allowing comparison of question type and content performance as well as differential analysis ...


Black Male Collegians In Public Two-Year Colleges: Student Perspectives On The Effect Of Employment On Academic Success., J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Black Male Collegians In Public Two-Year Colleges: Student Perspectives On The Effect Of Employment On Academic Success., J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Developing Successful Black Male Initiatives, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Developing Successful Black Male Initiatives, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Falling Through The Cracks: An Early Warning System Can Help Keep Black Males On The Community College Campus, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Falling Through The Cracks: An Early Warning System Can Help Keep Black Males On The Community College Campus, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Leaving The 2-Year College: Predictors Of Black Male Collegian Departure, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Leaving The 2-Year College: Predictors Of Black Male Collegian Departure, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Impaired Perceptual Judgement At Low Blood Alcohol Concentrations, Tim Friedman, S Robinson, G Yelland Dec 2010

Impaired Perceptual Judgement At Low Blood Alcohol Concentrations, Tim Friedman, S Robinson, G Yelland

Dr Tim Friedman

Males and females show different patterns of cognitive impairment when blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) are high. To investigate whether gender differences persist at low BACs, cognitive impairment was tested in 21 participants (11 female, 10 male) using a brief computerized perceptual judgment task that provides error rate and response time data. Participants consumed a measured dose of alcohol (average peak BAC: females: 0.052 g/100 mL, males: 0.055 g/100 mL), and were tested at four time points spanning both the rising and falling limbs of the BAC curve, in addition to a prealcohol time point. Comparisons were ...


African American Male Collegians: Race, Class And Gender Revealed, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis, Chance W. Lewis Jan 2010

African American Male Collegians: Race, Class And Gender Revealed, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis, Chance W. Lewis

Fred A Bonner II

This chapter focuses on the gifted poor - particularly academically gifted African American male collegians who come from poverty. Topics of discussions will include critical issues ranging from family influence and identity development to environmental incongruence and culturally specific mentoring.


African American High School Males’ Perceptions Of Academically Rigorous Programs, Identity, And Spirituality, Sharon Michael-Chadwell, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis Jan 2009

African American High School Males’ Perceptions Of Academically Rigorous Programs, Identity, And Spirituality, Sharon Michael-Chadwell, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis

Fred A Bonner II

This study explored the perceptions of African American high school males regarding their experiences in academically rigorous programs. A specific investigation as to how this cohort defined giftedness or academic success is underscored along with their perceptions of factors they identified as hindrances to their academic success subsequent to their graduation from high school. The study also focuses on the implications for this cohort participating in gifted programming, given the intensity of these academic engagements. In many instances, spirituality and religiosity are two enduring and salient aspects of African American culture that have in many ways influenced identity development; these ...


African American High School Males’ Perceptions Of Academically Rigorous Programs, Identity, And Spirituality, Sharon Michael-Chadwell, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis Jan 2009

African American High School Males’ Perceptions Of Academically Rigorous Programs, Identity, And Spirituality, Sharon Michael-Chadwell, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis

Dave A Louis

No abstract provided.


College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker Jan 2008

College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker

Jason Laker

No abstract available.


Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools : Stage Two Final Report 2006, Peter Cuttance, Wes Imms, Sally Godhino, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Jean Thompson, Keryn Mcguinness, Gregory Neal Dec 2006

Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools : Stage Two Final Report 2006, Peter Cuttance, Wes Imms, Sally Godhino, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Jean Thompson, Keryn Mcguinness, Gregory Neal

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

In 2004, schools involved in BELS Stage Two focused on trialling effective approaches to addressing boys' education, and establishing appropriate evaluation tools and methodologies to monitor the impact of these interventions. In 2005, BELS clusters implemented interventions across their clusters and measured their impact on their target group of boys. The Final Report provides a detailed analysis and discussion of the key findings and experiences of the 350 project schools in stage two of the Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools Programme. The BELS program followed almost a decade of public enquiries into issues associated with boys' learning in Australian schools